Election night in Middletown saw Democrats sweeping both the 33rd and 100th state House and the U.S. House seats, making longtime state Rep. Joseph Serra and two-term state Rep. Matthew Lesser two very happy fellows.
They beat Republican challengers Callie Grippo and Deborah Kleckowski, who each turned in a respectable number of supporters' votes at the polls.
Republican Len Suzio conceded defeat in the race for the 13th Senate District, which covers Meriden and Middlefield, as well as parts of Cheshire and Middletown.
The winner of that race is Democrat Dante Bartolomeo who was in Meriden Tuesday night accepting the congratulations of her supporters.
"After 10 long months I can't believe it's over," Bartolomeo said. Preliminary vote tallies in Meriden put Suzio at 8,917 to Bartolomeo's 9,919.
Voter turnout was very high, but at press time, the town clerk was unable to give official tallies. Check back with Middletown Patch Wednesday morning for official numbers.
The sewer referendum question passed with 7,581 yes and 3,564 no votes.
The senior center referendum question passed with 7,381 yes and 3,897 no votes.
- “Shall the $37,000,000 appropriation and bond and obligation authorization for the planning, design, acquisition and construction of a force main and inter-municipal pump station in connection with Mattabassett Regionalization Project, pursuant to the ordinance adopted by the Common Council on August 6, 2012, be approved?”
- “Shall the $4,850,000 appropriation and bond authorization for the planning, site improvements, construction and restoration of the Eckersley Hall Building and former St. Sebastian Elementary School for use as a Senior/Community Center, including the removal of the modular building(s) at the Senior/Community Center site and the relocation of new modular building(s) for the Middletown Military Museum, pursuant to the ordinance adopted by the Common Council on August 30, 2012, be approved?”